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, make his phone calls through the night. thank you, pierre thomas. >>> and we turn now to the big crisis for america's economy, the debt deadline, just days away. we have been tracking the developments hour by hour and tonight, at last, some news on one of the plans. abc's jon karl is on capitol hill with that. jon? >> reporter: diane, there is some real drama going on right now here in the house. they were supposed to be voting on john boehner's debt ceiling bill. that has been delayed. and if you look down that hallway, john boehner's office is right down there and he is s there, trying to get the votes he needs to pass his bill. he's not there yet. this is the bill that could increase the debt ceiling by about $900 billion, only about six months worth. because it would force the president to come back and go through this all over again. but what boehner is finding is that a lot of those tea party republicans don't want to vote for this. he has put his speakership on the line, saying that he cannot lead if they don't support him. so, the question now is, diane, will he get the votes to
a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place by the jet stream. and only occasionally, a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. as you pointed out. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings this evening just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation and of course relief from the heat. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young lives at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall at the park in california. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely plalad a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty of america's national parks can be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the waterfalls even more dramatic than usual. a liquid avalanche, thundering over the abyss. three
shattered this capital city on a sleepy friday afternoon. >> i heard a big boom. it was like arriving at a war scene in some kind of movie. fire, people in the street injured. >> reporter: the streets carpeted with broken glass, windows blown out. smoke rising from the center of town. >> you can a aually smell the burning from the blasts. >> it looks like a war zone. there was people running around with blood from their head. it was kind of panic. >> reporter: the sidewalks quickly became a makeshift emergency room. bystanders raced to help t t injured. horror in the face of those who witnessed the carnage. worst hit, a government building, home to the prime minister. luckily, he wasn't there. also damaged, the headquarters of a tabloid newspaper, as well as smaller buildings nearby. inside those buildings, the dead, and those too badly wounded to get out. rescue efforts lasted into the night while everyone else in oslo was warned to stay away from downtown. then, two hours later, on an island less than an hour south of the capital, a nightmare of a different kind. a man described as
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